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February 1932


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Secretary Regular Meeting, Oct. 15, 1931; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(2):398-403. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020410020

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Von Recklinghausen's Disease (Forme Fruste). Presented by Dr.SamFeldman.

P. S., a white boy, aged 11, born in the United States, was admitted to the Morrisania Hospital, for loss of weight, irregular temperature and pigmented spots on the body. The past history was irrelevant. The child's father also had pigmented macular areas on the back.

Several large yellowish-brown areas were noted on the trunk. These areas had persisted since birth, and similar lesions appeared from time to time, always on the trunk.

Physical examination revealed an enlarged spleen. The entire skin had a pallid hue. There were numerous macular brownish lesions, ranging in size from that of a pinhead to from 4 to 5 cm. in diameter, localized mostly on the trunk, with only a few on the face. No fibromas were present. The blood count showed a secondary anemia, with 7 per cent eosinophils. Roentgen examination disclosed an

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